With Christmas around the corner and all, there is a lot going on in Stockholm. Let's just say that the town is bursting with 'mys' - as the Swedes would call it - but there's so much more to it more than just being delightfully cosy. Head over and see for yourself - here's our top 5 Stockholm event picks. We can't wait to have you. Vi ses!
Museum of Spirits: Beer
Whether you want inspiration for a proper Christmas-snaps or want to know all about the Swedish booze culture, the Museum of Spirits is well worth swinging by. The latest exhibition, simply called Beer, is a must-see for all hops and malt lovers, in a time when the craft brewing scene is flowering. Smell, read and learn, as you dive into the brewing culture of Sweden and its history and ongoing trends. You've got until the 30th of January to check out the exhibition, and don't forget to book a beer tasting beforehand if you want to leave tipsy.
The institution Marie Laveau boasts a restaurant in classic American style, a sandwich shop, the award winning cocktail bar Little Quarter and a club running Fridays and Saturdays. Look no further if you want to have a proper all nighter. Start off with a pre-drink at Little Quarter, move on to an alternative Christmas dinner and finally head down to the club for a boogie.
Each year nearly 10 000 Stockholmers make the pilgrimage to the Christmas Fair at Konstfack, the capitals prestigious Art, Craft and Design College. Printed graphics, handmade ceramics, textiles and crafted jewelry make great treats for the festive season, and visiting could mean that once in a lifetime opportunity to get a unique, artsy or odd piece from an up-and-coming designer.
LM Ericssons väg 14, 28-29 November, 10 am - 18 pm, more info
Rymd: Velo Coffee
Not one for stumbling around on cobblestones in temperatures below zero? Escape the innercity and head to Sickla Köpkvarter, to get your shopping efficiently ticked off the list. When a caffeinated boost is due, just pop down to RYMD. The space is a hybrid between café and art gallery, with the Velo Coffee Bike parked ready to serve fika. Guided tours of the ongoing exhibitions are offered by the curator Kristina Junzell, and prior to Christmas the gallery will focus on accessible art with great deals. Show the Billetto newsletter and get 10% off your coffee.
Sickla Köpkvarter, Smedjegatan 10, Wednesday - Friday 11 am - 18 pm, Saturday & Sunday 11 am - 16 pm, more info
BouleBar Surbrunn: Speed Boule
Boule has become a popular phenomenon in Stockholm, where little gangs of friends head down to their local Bouleria for a game or two. BouleBar Surbrunn runs Speed Boule for free on Friday and Saturday nights - it's the equivalent of beer pong in the boule world. With a French bistro, multiple boule courts and a bar on the premises, you've got a day (or night) of activities. Make sure to book in advance for Christmas dinner specials.